Hello there!

Hello to everyone who came here through Grow Your Blog!

This blog post is coming to you from … Las Vegas!  Woohoo!  I’m sitting in a beautiful 3 bedroom condo on the 5th floor of the Wyndham Grand Desert with 6 wonderful women – 5 of whom I met on the internet over the past 13 years.  We had a conversation over dinner last night about how wonderful the internet is and how grateful we were that we were able to find each other.  We all share a love of needlework in several different forms.   That love of needlework is what caused me to start my blog in the first place, many, many years ago.

So, who am I?

I’m a California girl raised in the south.  I was born in California while my father was stationed at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.  I was raised in Texas and Louisiana, but lived the majority of my adult life in California.

In 1981 I took a leap of faith and married a man who promised to love and cherish me for the rest of our lives.  Two months later he signed his name on the dotted line and in January 1982 he found himself standing on the yellow footsteps of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and me becoming a Marine Corps Wife.  In 1984 God blessed us with a son.

I’ve lived in California, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Japan.   I “retired” October 2011, and moved to San Tan Valley, Arizona in November.  February 2012 found my Marine finally retired after 30 years of service and is currently taking advantage of the VA program and majoring in Art History at Arizona State University.

While I call myself a “cross-stitcher,” I love various forms of needlework; miniature quilts; cooking; reading; and playing the piano.  Late 2012 found me learning to bead and make chain maille, and finding myself devouring decorating blogs that focus on personal creation and repurposing.

I have two Italian Greyhounds that I consider my children and am a huge supporter of Italian Greyhound Rescue.  I hope to someday parent a retired racing greyhound.

I’m beginning to think being a grandmother might not be such a bad thing.

So, that’s pretty much me in a nutshell!


As a thank you for those participating in the Grow Your Blog hop I’ll be offering a chain maille bracelet in the gift away on February 1.  Just leave a comment with a link to your blog.  Thanks 😀

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26 responses to “Hello there!

  1. Wow! what a rich and diverse nutshell you have, lol. My father was in the Air Force and I married and my husband went into the Air Force. He is retired and working for the VA now. So from one military brat to another, “hello”. Have fun in Vegas, like that need to be said, and Happy Grow your Blog Party to you!!

  2. I will be a Grammie in a little over two months!!!!! I can’t wait, we are so excited to welcome Ellie into our family. Fun little recap too :-).

  3. wow, you have moved around a bit … come move to VA. we love newcomers … ha. ha!! i love meeting new folks – glad to meet you thanks to the blog party. wish you a great weekend. please do stop by my blog. take care. ( :

  4. Hi! Nice to stop by your blog and learn a little about you! Enjoy your time in Las Vegas. Stop by my blog if you’d like:


  5. Hi, I’m visiting from the blog hop, too. Being a grandmother is a great thing. Please visit me at my blog, too.

  6. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.
    I would like to try my luck in your giveaway.
    There is a giveaway on my blog,too.


  7. Wow – I would LOVE to meet my bloggy friends. Isn’t Vegas fun? Hope y’all are behaving yourselves.

    Popped in from from the Grow Your Blog hop.

    Give me a visit some time ~

  8. welcome to the party nice to meet you

  9. You sound like a very interesting and well organised person. I think we have something in common and will start following your blog.

  10. Hi Terri…sounds like you’re having fun! Happy stitching!
    Is there someway to follow your blog that doesn’t involve facebook?

  11. Delighted to meet you! Sounds like you’ve had a very interesting life so far! I look forward to getting to know you better. Do stop by and visit me at http://www.notesfrominnisfree.blogspot.com

  12. Just working my way through the Grow Your Blog list, starting from the bottom. I’m glad I did because I enjoyed scrolling down through yours. I’m making a list and I want to hang out at your blog for awhile, ok? If you check out A Nest on Feather Lane, you’ll find more than one mention of our granddaughter. I hope you too are as overwhelmed by the kind of love that new grand baby will bring to your life.

  13. I’m so delighted to meet another stitcher! I just notice that we are also in a Scarlet Letter together!
    You have a lovely blog. I’m new follower and ‘Grow Your Blog’ participant. Have fun in at the party!
    Evalina, This and that…

  14. Enjoyed reading your blog. Someone once told me that grandchildren are your reward for not killing your children. Of course, it never applied to my situation as I have great girls. You are in for a treat. I have 3 with another on the way.

    It is great to meet you through Vicki’s GYB party.

    If you have a chance, please drop by nonniescedarchest.wordpress.com

  15. I’m making my way through all the blogs from the party…so happy to meet another stitcher! I look forward to reading more…please enter me in your giveaway too! Thanks!

  16. Hi Terrie! I’m Mila from Italy. Do you live in Vegas? I visited your city 4th time..first in ’94 and than I attended to “Creative Convention” at Riviera and Tropicana… So much fun !
    Am a Vicki’s participant as well so stop by if you like 😉
    Mila 🙂

  17. I’m still on the wonderful GYBP of Vicki…really nice blog! I’m glad I found you, started following 🙂
    Have a nice weekend..
    Best regards from Germany
    Ines- E. Blumenstengel

  18. I like your John Waterhouse photo in your banner – am currently doing a themed lacebook with JW heroines… very cool and fun. I like your blog and am glad that you joined Vicki’s Party. Will follow – you have a fun and humorous writing style. Hugs from Alaska. Karen – (www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com)

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  20. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway…

  21. I loved your workspace! I was brave too….I’m always taking pictures with my worktable…always coverd. I look forward to checking out your blog. I’m not an offical GYOB (missed the deadline) Eager to check out your needlework!